California To Have Harsher Penalty For Pronoun Violations Than For Knowingly Spreading HIV

Authored by Peter Hasson via The Daily Caller,

Beginning in 2018, California law will have harsher penalties for health care workers who address a senior transgender patient with the “wrong” pronouns than for people who knowingly infect others with HIV.

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Friday lowering the maximum penalty for knowingly infecting or exposing a person to HIV to six months in prison - down from a maximum of eight years.
 

Also last week, Brown signed legislation allowing for penalties of up to one year in jail for health care workers who “willfully and repeatedly” use the “wrong” pronouns to refer to a senior transgender patient. 

Democratic state Sen. Scott Weiner sponsored both pieces of legislation.

“The most effective way to reduce HIV infections is to destigmatize HIV,” Weiner told CNN.

 

“To make people comfortable talking about their infection, get tested, get into treatment.”

Weiner has also dismissed concerns about religious freedom regarding the criminal punishments for health care workers who don’t use transgender pronouns.

“Everyone is entitled to their religious view,” he said.

 

“But when you enter the public space, when you are running an institution, you are in a workplace, you are in a civil setting, and you have to follow the law.”

Opponents of the legislation disagreed.

“How can you believe in free speech, but think the government can compel people to use certain pronouns when talking to others?” Greg Burt of the California Family Council testified in July.

 

“This is not tolerance. This is not love. This is not mutual respect. True tolerance tolerates people with different views. We need to treat each other with respect, but respect is a two-way street. It is not respectful to threaten people with punishment for having sincerely held beliefs that differ from your own.”

Brown also signed another law last week that shortened the length of time some sex offenders have to remain on the sex offender registry.

That bill, too, was sponsored by Weiner.

Comments

Billy the Poet Newsboy Tue, 10/10/2017 - 19:36 Permalink

Beginning in 2018, California law will have harsher penalties for health care workers who address a senior transgender patient with the “wrong” pronouns than for people who knowingly infect others with HIV. One addresses another person with either their name or the second person pronoun, "you." "Him," "her," or any other imaginable (or imaginary) pronoun are third person pronouns. By definition one does not use a third person pronoun to address another person.Remember -- you never have to use a pronoun if you don't want to do so. For example, "I'm looking for Jenner, have you seen Jenner," avoids use of the third person pronoun entirely.Beat 'em with English!

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Creepy_Azz_Crackaah sickavme Tue, 10/10/2017 - 19:55 Permalink

Take it to its logical extreme where Antifa, et al, just might go and you'll have scum in CA lobbing HIV infected material at people, trying to infect them.  Some people will become infected with HIV, suffer horribly, and possibly die. Misdemeanor. No biggie.Fucked up law with YUGE unintended consequences, simply for buying the votes of promiscuous gays. 

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Billy the Poet historian40 Tue, 10/10/2017 - 20:07 Permalink

Why play into their hands by violating their rule when you can just avoid the subject entirely?Use proper names only and preferably only the last name to avoid having to say, "Caitlyn," for example.You can also refer to another individual with descriptive language such as, "Give this to the first person in the second row," or "Give this to the person in the red outfit," in order to avoid "him," "her," or "it."If they want a war of words then let's beat them at their own game.

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GUS100CORRINA Billy the Poet Tue, 10/10/2017 - 20:58 Permalink

California To Have Harsher Penalty For Pronoun Violations Than For Knowingly Spreading HIVMy response: Can someone please tell me what in the HELL is going on in California? This is exactly the kind of thing that makes the GOD of the BIBLE ( YHWH Elohim) angry. WOE to those who live in CA!!!! (SINNERS in the HANDS of an ANGRY GOD) https://youtu.be/trH_fyKbuZ0

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